Les Corts is one of the eastern districts in Barcelona that consists of three neighbourhoods: Pedralbes, Sant Ramon Maternitat and Les Corts. The district of Les Corts is the third smallest in Barcelona, with the least population density in the city, and, consecutively, with one of the highest average incomes in Barcelona.
The neighbourhood of Pedralbes is, perhaps, the most famous of all three thanks to the beautiful monastery of Pedralbes separating the area from the suburbs of Barcelona in the north. Pedralbes is the textbook wealthy neighbourhood in the city, with expensive standalone houses, lush greenery and quiet secure residential streets with almost no nightlife, but good public transit. Pedralbes also has the royal palace, Palau Reial de Pedralbes, the surrounding Pedralbes park with some landscape elements designed by GaudГ, as well as GaudГ's Portal Miralles park gates.
Sant Ramon Maternitat should be known to all football fans, since this is where the FC Barcelona stadium, Camp Nou, is found. While the name of the neighbourhood is not used as often as the district name, Les Corts, the area should not be confused with Les Corts proper, the neighbourhood closest to Eixample and the centre of Barcelona.
Les Corts used to be part of the larger district, Les Corts de SarriГ , but since 1894 these two important parts of Barcelona went their mostly separate ways, forming two of the most affluent areas in the city.